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One week until we leave, and I'm getting sniffly and wanting to cling to things. Granted, some of these things may be worth clinging to - but some of it is just me being pre-emptively nostalgic.


The Stuff I Have To Put At The Top, Or Else I'd Get In Trouble
- my family
- my nephews
- my niece
- my cat
- my friends

...And The Rest
- my pretty tablecloths
- my zippy car and its loud radio
- being able to order a lemon-lime-and-bitters and have people know what I mean
- my soft toys!
- my ridiculously huge dvd collection
- my under-used sewing machine
- news announcers using the words "breatho", "prang", and "suss" in a serious news broadcast
- my rocking chair
- being able to instantly counter everyone's "it's so cold!" blog updates with my "HEATWAVE!!!" blog updates
- gum leaves
- vegemite
- tap water that's somewhat drinkable
- being able to use the word "paraphernalia" (diary entry from previous trip to Munich, 1998: "Happiness is being able to use the word paraphernalia and having people understand you.")
- making lots of noise in my house without disturbing the neighbours
- wandering outside in a tshirt and bare feet
- magpie song
- spotting the occasional possum running along the powerlines
- my piano
- gas cooking
- proper, Aussie sausages (weisswurst is rather gross)
- my lovely, lovely country, with all its stupid flaws


Of course, ever since I went to Munich, 16 years ago, I've had a little bit of me horribly missing all the things that I loved about Germany. And even though I'll be missing the things on my list like crazy, I'll also be getting to renew my tentative love affair with Europe. Which will be rather excellent.

Date: 2014-02-23 10:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
You're going to have a glorious time, nonetheless. I know it. *hugs you*


Gabrielle

Date: 2014-02-23 11:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nimthiriel
Good luck, dear! Have an amazing time! :-) I hope you have a safe journey. I'll be thinking of you!

Missing

Date: 2014-02-24 07:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1c2k3p4p5c.livejournal.com
I think the magpie song in the morning is the one thing that really makes me feel I'm home again after an overseas jaunt. Also, Europe smells wrong!

Date: 2014-02-24 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruttimabuoni
Aww, lady, you will have an awesome time.

Also, I have important news. Firstly, I think I'm going to be in Nuremberg and then Munich for a few days in September, and though that's not that close for Stuttgart it's a lot closer than any part of Australia.

And furthermore, there's a deli in my hometown that now stocks Bundaberg LLB. I think you said the bottled stuff isn't the best, but if you're really craving, we definitely need to meet in Germany *or* in London and I will bring you a taste of home. Plan?

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